Title

The Education of Racial Perception

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

21 p.

Publication Date

2-2010

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Source Publication

Philosophy and Social Criticism

Source ISSN

0191-4537

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1177/0191453709351848

Abstract

This article argues for the practice of the ‘education of racial perception’ as a critical component of any struggle against racial oppression (and for a liberated humanity generally). Taking the phenomenological ontology suggested by Linda Alcoff’s recent book Visible Identities, I argue that the project of educating our racial perception is a way to critically assess the way in which our perception of race both conditions and is conditioned by a racialized social world. By learning more about and ultimately challenging this relation we affirm our responsibility and agency in the face of an oppressive status quo.

Comments

Philosophy and Social Criticism, Vol. 36, No. 2 (February 2010): 209-229. DOI.

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